City Council

The City Council is composed by seven members who are elected by voting citizens, residents of Baker City. The Councilors select one of its members to serve as Mayor for a two-year term.

Get to know the elected officials who represent the voice of our community.

Clair Button, Mayor


Member Since: January, 2009
Term Expires: 12/31/2014

Also member of the Tree Board and Historic Baker City, Inc.

Living in Baker City Since: late 1994

Most Imporant Asset of the Community: People who want to work together to improve our community, and show it by giving their time, energy, and financial support.

Main Term Goal:To provide responsible, consitent government oriented toward improving economic activity and stability.

Likes the most in our town:Friendly, caring, small-town attitudes of the people.

Mayor Button is a retired biologist, active commuity volunteer, supporter and participant in local arts activities.

Richard Langrell, Councilor


Member Since: January 2013

Term Expires: 12/31/2016

Roger Coles, Councilor

rogercolesMember Since: January, 2011
Term Expires: 12/31/2014

Dennis Dorrah, Councilor

dennisdorrahMember Since: January, 2007
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Living in Baker City: Since 1990
Most important asset of the City: City Staff
Main term-goal: To see that the City meets the current and future needs of our citizens, primarily in the areas of police, fire, ambulance, water, wastewater, and other services. And to provide a favorable environment for business so that jobs will be created thereby guaranteeing that we will retain our youth and secure a favorable future for Baker City.
Like the most in our town: The citizens. We have the friendliest folks anywhere.

Councilor Dorrah came to Baker City after being "spotted owled" out of the timber processing industry and purchased York's, a well known business that was established in 1925 and which he continues to operate. Dennis Dorrah has three children and thirteen grandchildren. His hobbies include backpacking, hunting, fishing, and wood working.

Mike Downing, Councilor

downingMember Since: January, 2013
Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Also member of the Airport Board

Barbara Johnson, Councilor

johnsonMember Since: January, 2013
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Also member of the Public Works Advisory Committee

Kim Mosier, Councilor

mosierMember Since: January, 2013
Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Also member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

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